Gender equality

Gender equality is a human right. It is also essential for eradicating poverty and improving the lives of future generations. Gender equality is at the heart of all our programming and advocacy work. IPPF pushes for legal and policy reforms which combat female genital mutilation (FGM), early forced marriage and other forms of gender discrimination.

Every year the IPPF awards grants to its young volunteers from around the world to support youth-led projects on sexual and reproductive health and rights. 2015 winners For 2015, the projects were focused on tackling abortion stigma . IPPF has ...
Women’s rights pioneer and past president of the IPPF, Aziza Hussein died in Cairo on January 19th 2015. Among the many achievements in her remarkable career she received the IPPF award in 2000 for her pioneering work in advocating family ...
Dr. Amr Elayat is Executive Director of the Egyptian Family Planning Association . He has been a strong supporter of IPPF's Sexual Rights Declaration and has sought to have it adopted and implemented at the national level, challenging cultural constraints ...